Posts tagged FAILE
FAILE

FAILE is the Brooklyn-based artistic collaboration between Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller. Since its inception in 1999, FAILE has been known for a wide ranging multimedia practice recognizable for its explorations of duality through a fragmented style of appropriation and collage. The two close collaborators grew up together in Arizona, USA during the 1970s and began working together in New York in the late 1990s.

FAILE’s work is constructed from found visual imagery, and blurs the line between “high” and “low” culture, but recent exhibitions demonstrate an emphasis on audience participation, a critique of consumerism, and the incorporation of iconoclastic media, architecture, and site-specific/archival research into their work.

Read More
André Saraiva

Graffiti was the first way André Saraiva made his mark on the world. He was born in Sweden and grew up on the outskirts of Paris, tagging his name on the neighborhood’s walls as an urgent declaration of his existence. His works have been shown in museums and contemporary art galleries around the world, with a monumental wall of tiles installed in Lisbon in 2016. Now an established hotelier, restaurateur, and nightlife pioneer, Saraiva has never put away his spray can. In fact, he sees every one of his many ventures as part of the same irreverent lifelong art project. One that he always approaches with a wink—just like his iconic graffitied alter-ego,Mr. A.

Read More